175 Large outcrop of marble above Hartmann Bar, another exactly similar at Rhineharts Bar 6 miles farther down These are several hundred ft [feet] thick & dip up stream at very high angle & stand well out as ribs Gen [general] direction of stream nearly SW [southwest]. Species of stalagmites formed in marble mush in the river channel when protected from current, by bowlders etc [etcetera] The general character of the canon exceedingly rough & deep -- slopes regular The water sculpture very heavy. A large stream (Kelloggs Crk [Creek]) descends to river
176 in fine cascades. Opp [opposite] this stream another fine creek enters the river from the SE [southeast] whose waters are drawn from a very beautiful hollow in front of wh [which] an isolated mtn [mountain] mass 1200 ft [feet] high occurs as if forgotten in some way by either the ice or water This Mid Fork can [canon] is remarkable for the number & sharply pronounced character of the ribs wh [which] thrust themselves out into the Mid [middle] of canon into the way of the stream
Original journal dimensions: 9 x 14.5 cm.
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